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So , who abolutely has the best in your opinion.
Please, NO : 'pressed Ham', 'cooked Salami', 'American Cheese', 'domestic Bologna',
Please, YES : 'a true crusty Roll', 'mention cost' but 'not necessary'
Please, ANYWHERE : 'to include all suburbs, especially going north from City Center
Please, PROVIDE : 'Name & Address'
Thanks

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  1. http://www.borrellisdeli.com/

    the Italian is The Best in the MV. be advised that when asking for 'Hots' they use sliced pepperocinis, not the usual Hot Crushed Red Pepper Mix.

    1. Tutto Italiano in Hyde Park, Ma. is on my a list along with Dave's Fresh Pasta in Somerrville.

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      1. re: janzy

        I'm a Tutto fan too. FYI, they also have a store on Fleet St in the NE. Besides sandwiches they also have a lot of in house prepared dishes that sre very good.

        1. re: 9lives

          Are they related to Tutto Italiano in Wellesley, who also makes a great sandwich.

          1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston

            The Hyde Park, Wellesley and NE location are all related (there are also locations in Lexington and Lakeville). IMO the Hyde Park location is noticably better than the other outposts, with the sandwhiches in Wellesley being a reasonable facsimile. In my experience the NE location is primarily a cheese shop, they are weak on cold cuts and sandwiches. I have not been into the NE location in quite awhile though.

            1. re: Gabatta

              THanks! Funny you mention the cheese-shop thing because that's what the Wellesley location was when it first started out. Then much to my pleasant surprise when I visited years later they had some great sandwiches there.

              Thanks also for the heads up on the Lexington location, I'll have to check that out.

              1. re: Gabatta

                Maybe the NE has expanded it's offering since you've been. There's a big case with lots of cheeses, lots of cured meats (maybe 5 or 6 different ones) and all the condiments anyone could want. Just tell the guy what you want...and he'll slice whatever and season it the way you want.

                Hyde Park may be better..(I've never been) but it's not really convenient for me.

                1. re: Gabatta

                  Tuttos...without a doubt. Hyde Park is their original location, and I prefer it too. Also, they have the best tuna salad I've ever had. I often get a small container of it.

          2. Sessa's Italian Grocery in Davis Square, 414 Highland Avenue. I'm not sure what the price is, but it's in the $6-7 range. All of their could cuts are imported and their bread is crusty.

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            1. re: Bob MacAdoo

              Yes! They've got great eggplant parm too.

              1. re: jajjguy

                Yes!!! So good ...

            2. Bob's on Main Street in Medford has the biggest and best cold cut subs around.

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              Bob's Imported Food & Catering
              324 Main St, Medford, MA 02155

              1. Anthony's in Stoneham- 408 Main Street ( rte 28). Italian cold cuts sliced as you order your sub- served on crusty braided rolls. Really good- but they are open weird hours. It is not a sub shop, but a deli, Italian specialty shop, so I am not sure if they are open evenings. But worth the trip on a Saturday.

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                1. re: macca

                  I was here recently and thought it was awful. The sub was very boring I thought.
                  My favorite in that area is Little Chucks Deli. I usually get a small which isn't on a crusty roll (which I love) but a soft seeded roll. The subs are huge and really great, they put lett., tom, onion, green peppers, hots, pickles...I love that they have all the veg and it's not chopped, it is sliced veg. I love them so much that I have to limit myself and I'm trying to order a similar idea with just turkey or cappicola...alas not the same!!!

                  1. re: 4chowpups

                    That is sad- though I admit I haven;t been there in a while. Used to be great. To be honest, when I want a good sub, I usually call Pace's in Saugus, tell them how many Italian subs I want to make, and they get the cold cuts, and I get the rolls there, of make a trek to Piantadosi;s in Malden for some spukie rolls.
                    I have relatives in the mid west, and they don't seem to have access to good subs or cold cuts, and before I visit them, I make a trip to paces, and make sure I have lots of hot peppers to bring along!
                    Where is Little Chucks Deli?

                2. Waverly Market in Framingham. Top notch.
                  Someone told me the Real Deal has more than one option. Regular CC and 'Upscale' CC's

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                  1. re: trufflehound

                    Do you mean the New Deal in Revere? They do have a "top shelf" version of their Italian that is made with premium cold cuts. It is also enough for two meals. The thing is HUGE!

                  2. Domenic's, Waltham, MA.
                    Sessa's, Davis Square, Somerville.
                    Bob's, Medford, MA.

                    1. Virgilios, Gloucester, Main St- great bread made there, order the Sou'wester with spicy cappicola, olive salad, provolone...less than $6.

                      Dennis Community Market - great selection, including the Cuban, Buffalo Filet w/ blue cheese and hot sauce....on 6A, Dennis MA....great sandwich menu....

                      1. Bottega Fiorentino - Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner

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                        1. re: drb

                          second the Bottega, real Florentine panini. So that may not be what you are looking for, these are distinctively NOT American style sandwiches.

                        2. Meridian Market's Meridian Special/ East Boston. Incredible! Chicken cutlet, boccocini (sp?) roasted peppers, a slice of, prosciutto?/don't know, fresh basil....9lives has a picture. Do a search!

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                          1. re: fredid

                            Oh, I agree, that is a great sub! I could go for one now.

                            Here is the link to 9Lives' pic:

                            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/41255...

                            1. re: fredid

                              And don't forget to add one of their awesome arancinis!!! After eating a large Meridian Special and and arancini for lunch one day I seriously thought I was going to have to roll back to my desk....

                            2. i would include a good imported cooked salami if avail. but this is hard to find
                              if the hots ,onion,pickles,tomatoes are not real slices Forget about it
                              except the lettuce ,while i don't get it on most sandwiches i will accept shredded
                              if all is chopped,diced, mush you have a "house of pizza" sub

                              1. Some Italian sub spots I like:

                                Domenic's in Waltham
                                Tutto Italiano, Dino's, and J. Pace in the North End
                                Bob's in Medford
                                The Half Shell in Cambridge
                                Al's near Faneuil Hall

                                1. No contest! New London Style in Concord, Mass. I've been eating their Italian sub / grinder (found this post trying to figure out which to call it) for 30+ years. If I ever get the opportunity to choose a last meal it will be an Italian sub from New London Style. Ambrosia. Best ordered wrapped to-go even if you're eating in - it lets it marinate just right.